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Book Reviews
December 1932

Die Nervenkrankheiten des Kindesalters.

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By Prof. Dr. George Peritz. Second edition. Price, 39.50 marks. Pp. 664. Leipzig: Fischers medicinische Buchhandlung, 1932.

Am J Dis Child. 1932;44(6):1382. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1932.01950130232020

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Abstract

The second edition of this good textbook on diseases of the nervous system in children has been fully revised and brought up to date. It is extremely complete in all its details and has taken note of various contributions, especially to the German literature. Few references to literature other than the German are to be found.

On the whole, the book is a complete one on neurology and takes up in detail all the neurologic conditions that may affect children. The first part of the book is devoted to general subjects; the second part takes up the special diseases, starting with the cerebral palsies, then hereditary diseases of the nervous system, tumors and inflammation. There is an excellent chapter on diseases of the internal secretions and how they affect the nervous system, and also one on tetany. An interesting portion of this chapter is given to infantilism; neurosis and psychosis

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